Porsche has showcased a trio of interesting design concepts to the world, including this; the Porsche 919 Street.
The Porsche 919 Hybrid was a hugely successful endurance racer for the German company, claiming no less than 33 race wins, three Constructors’ Championships and three Drivers’ Championships. With the 919 Street, Porsche morphed the design and powertrain technologies of the race car into something that could (theoretically) be driven on the street.
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Created as a 1:1 scale clay model, the Porsche 919 Street has a design immediately reminiscent of the 919 Hybrid. At the front, it has a pair of large headlights and a short hood contrasted by two bulging wheel arches. Like the LMP1 car, the cabin sits very far forward and includes a wrap-around windshield and small side windows. A unique set of wheels were also designed for the concept.
The similarities to the 919 Hybrid continue with the shape of the roofline and the large sharkfin. However, whereas the race car had a massive rear wing, the 919 Street instead has a subtle wing that connects the two rear haunches and incorporates an LED light bar across its width. There are also two vertical LED light bars that also double as aerodynamic elements. Porsche’s wild 919 Street also includes a large diffuser and two tailpipes exiting directly out of the engine cover.
Speaking of the powertrain, Porsche envisioned the 919 Street to use the same hybrid drivetrain of the race car, made up of a 2.0-liter turbocharged V4 with an energy recovery system. It also has the same carbon fiber monocoque, dimensions, and wheelbase as the race car.